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RATAFIA, n. ratafee'. A fine spirituous liquor, prepared from the kernels of several kinds of fruits, particularly of cherries, apricots and peaches.




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RATAFIA, n. ratafee'. A fine spirituous liquor, prepared from the kernels of several kinds of fruits, particularly of cherries, apricots and peaches.


RAT-A-FI'A, n. [Sp.]

A fine spirituous liquor flavored with the kernels of several kinds of fruits, particularly cherries, apricots and peaches. – Sp. Dict. Encyc.


Rat`a*fi"a
  1. A spirituous liquor flavored with the kernels of cherries, apricots, peaches, or other fruit, spiced, and sweetened with sugar; -- a term applied to the liqueurs called noyau, curaçao, etc.

    [Written also ratifia and ratafee.]
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Ratafia

RATAFIA, noun ratafee'. A fine spirituous liquor, prepared from the kernels of several kinds of fruits, particularly of cherries, apricots and peaches.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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WAVE, n. [G.]

1. A moving swell or volume of water; usually, a swell raised and driven by wind. A pebble thrown into still water produces waves, which form concentric circles, receding from the point where the pebble fell. But waves are generally raised and driven by wind, and the word comprehends any moving swell on the surface of water, from the smallest ripple to the billows of a tempest.

The wave behind impels the wave before.

2. Unevenness; inequality of surface.

3. The line or streak of luster on cloth watered and calendered.

WAVE, v.i.

1. To play loosely; to move like a wave, one way and the other; to float; to undulate.

His purple robes wavd careless to the wind.

2. To be moved, as a signal.

3. To fluctuate; to waver; to be in an unsettled state.

WAVE, v.t. [See Waver.]

1. To raise into inequalities of surface.

2. To move one way and the other; to brandish; as, to wave the hand; to wave a sword.

3. To waft; to remove any thing floating.

4. To beckon; to direct by a waft or waving motion.

WAVE, v.t.

1. To put off; to cast off; to cast away; to reject; as, to wave good stolen; usually written waive.

2. To quit; to depart from.

He resolved not to wave his way.

3. To put off; to put aside for the present, or to omit to pursue; as, to wave a motion. He offered to wave the subject. [This is the usual sense.]

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